It should be no secret to anyone here that I utterly loathe fundamentalist and Evangelical Christianity to the very core of my being. I ended up exploding in a fury on YouTube and posted the following assessment of this irredeemable bastardization of Christianity:Tags: christianity
As a former Christian who "got better", I grew up in a very liberal Canadian denomination (United Chruch - by mid 90s they had voted to accept not only gay congregation but gay clergy, celibacy not required, and they happily perform same-sex marriages). I heard about fundies and evangelitards, but did not believe they could actually exist. Imagine my shock upon gaining internet access and meeting these people for the first time. The fact that they actually identify as Christians in good conscience still shocks me to this day; my understanding has always been that Christian means "to aspire to be Christ-like", and I cannot believe that these people actually believe that their behaviour is anything other than a complete abomination and bastardization of the attitude and word of Jesus. Their actions and words are abhorrent and they seem almost proudly hateful and self-righteous.
I can at least thank them for driving people to atheism, as no one with a shred of intelligence could possibly hear their ridiculous hypocrisy and their anti-intellectual, anti-scientific nonsense and join their bigoted, odious obscenity of a faith. Calvinism in particular makes me want to vomit. They seethe with self-righteous frenzy as they point the finger towards one another, casting themselves as god as they declare conclusively who CAN and CANNOT be a Christian. Gay Christians? Impossible. Not a biblical literalist? Not a Christian. Evolutionist? No way in hell are you a Christian.
Most amusingly, being heterosexuals with no experience with homosexuality, they are of course the absolute experts on the subject, knowing - despite every single homosexual's claim to the contrary and against the word of all leading psychological, medical, and sociological organizations - that homosexuality is indeed a choice. They treat it as the one unforgivable, irredeemable sin, demanding that homosexuals "change" their orientation, which all research indicates is almost always impossible, and they persecute homosexuals with particular fervour, trying to shame them into changing and mounting a campaign of disgusting misinformation against them, trying to cast them as sexually promiscuous monsters, pedophiles, bastions of mental illness and drug abuse, and basically irredeemable subhuman scum of the earth. They claim that gay people are incapable of feeling love and instead are simply overcome with perverted abundances of lust, largely rising from an inability to form healthy same-sex friendships. And then when gay people are rejected by loved ones on the basis of these misconceptions and risk falling into depression from constant bombardment of negative judgment, we are told that our depression and shame is not a result of their campaign of mental abuse but is the result of "knowing" deep down that our behaviour is sinful and an immoral, perverse aberration. When I tell them that the blood of suicidal gay youth is on their hands, they scoff and divest themselves of any responsibility, instead blaming the homosexuality itself.
I have heard that my marriage of nine years is a disgusting farce and does not exist because marriage is the realm of religion and has consistently been defined though godas the union of one and one woman for all human history, and that the love my husband and I share is not love but twisted and spiritually unhealthy lust.
And then when I declare my absolute hatred of these evangelical idiots, they devour the persecution, feeding it to fuel their self-righteous and drive their delusions further that we are in the "end of days", evidenced by the world turning against them, and that they are indeed god's chosen people.
I declare war on the pestilence that is Evangelical Christianity. It is one of the worst plagues to face humanity for so many reasons (recently including the Uganda "Kill the Gays bill"). We need to forcibly take the Evangelicals and beat the stupid out of them until they're fit to rejoin the human race. I fucking hate them so much that I wish painful death on them.
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